• May 23, 2024

CovertAction Bulletin: Why were there protests in Cuba on March 17?

 CovertAction Bulletin: Why were there protests in Cuba on March 17?

Source https://covertactionmagazine.com/2024/04/10/covertaction-bulletin-why-were-there-protests-in-cuba-on-march-17/

 

 

CLICK HERE to listen on podcast platforms worldwide
Support this broadcast: become a patreon!

The Biden Administration is pursuing a policy of “energy chasing,” where U.S. regulators put pressure on foreign-owned fuel supply companies, shippers and even financial insurers so that they back out of deals to bring “fuel to our ports.”

On March 17, there were significant protests in eastern Cuba against the blackouts. The president says the authorities have gone to dialogue with them and explain the country’s energy problems.

“Two or three [protest] events that were fundamentally peaceful” in Cuba and the Western media creates a narrative of serious instability, says President Miguel Diaz-Canel. Meanwhile “in the world there are more severe protests” and in the U.S. there are protests violently repressed, but these get ignored.

We are joined by Gloria La Riva, organizer with the Hatuey Project to discuss the recent protests in Cuba and the ongoing crisis caused by the economic blockade.

Then, with the possibility of a new invasion and occupation, we’re hearing the same story emerge from Western media and politicians about Haiti: something really bad is happening in Haiti and an invasion is necessary. We are being told that this is the worst ever humanitarian situation in Haiti. As the U.S., Canadian and French governments gathered recently to discuss Haiti’s political transition, Haitians get no say over this. When it comes to Haiti, it seems like everyone else gets to decide.

We’re joined by Kerbie Joseph, a Haitian organizer with the ANSWER Coalition, to talk about how Western colonialism and imperialism are the historical root of and current cause of the problems in Haiti, and what the resistance looks like.


Listen to this episode and all CovertAction Bulletin episodes on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAmazon Music and other podcast platforms. New episodes are distributed worldwide on all podcast platforms on Wednesdays at 9am EST.

To support the Bulletin, consider becoming a patron for as little as $3 a month; give as little as you must, and as much as you can. It is your support that makes the Bulletin possible.

Visit CovertAction Bulletin at our patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/CovertActionMagazine and select a membership level. Becoming a patron gives you early access to the full episode as well as exclusive, supplemental content and interactive features with hosts and interviewees.

We also air a shorter version of CovertAction Bulletin weekly on Wednesdays at 9AM EST on WBAI 99.5FM in New York City, right after Democracy Now!


CovertAction Magazine is made possible by subscriptionsorders and donations from readers like you.

Blow the Whistle on U.S. Imperialism

Click the whistle and donate

When you donate to CovertAction Magazine, you are supporting investigative journalism. Your contributions go directly to supporting the development, production, editing, and dissemination of the Magazine.

CovertAction Magazine does not receive corporate or government sponsorship. Yet, we hold a steadfast commitment to providing compensation for writers, editorial and technical support. Your support helps facilitate this compensation as well as increase the caliber of this work.

Please make a donation by clicking on the donate logo above and enter the amount and your credit or debit card information.

CovertAction Institute, Inc. (CAI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your gift is tax-deductible for federal income purposes. CAI’s tax-exempt ID number is 87-2461683.

We sincerely thank you for your support.


Disclaimer: The contents of this article are the sole responsibility of the author(s). CovertAction Institute, Inc. (CAI), including its Board of Directors (BD), Editorial Board (EB), Advisory Board (AB), staff, volunteers and its projects (including CovertAction Magazine) are not responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in this article. This article also does not necessarily represent the views the BD, the EB, the AB, staff, volunteers, or any members of its projects.

Differing viewpoints: CAM publishes articles with differing viewpoints in an effort to nurture vibrant debate and thoughtful critical analysis. Feel free to comment on the articles in the comment section and/or send your letters to the Editors, which we will publish in the Letters column.

Copyrighted Material: This web site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. As a not-for-profit charitable organization incorporated in the State of New York, we are making such material available in an effort to advance the understanding of humanity’s problems and hopefully to help find solutions for those problems. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. You can read more about ‘fair use’ and US Copyright Law at the Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School.

Republishing: CovertAction Magazine (CAM) grants permission to cross-post CAM articles on not-for-profit community internet sites as long as the source is acknowledged together with a hyperlink to the original CovertAction Magazine article. Also, kindly let us know at [email protected]. For publication of CAM articles in print or other forms including commercial internet sites, contact: [email protected].

By using this site, you agree to these terms above.


About the Author

Rachel Hu is a journalist with “BreakThrough News,” a new independent media project, where she hosts the podcast “It’s Not You, It’s Capitalism.”

She is also a host on WBAI 99.5FM in NYC and has been an anti-war and anti-racist activist with the ANSWER Coalition for the last decade.

Rachel can be reached at: [email protected].


Chris Garaffa has been an anti-imperialist and social justice organizer since joining the movement against the Iraq war in 2003.

Chris is a weekly guest on Sputnik Radio’s “By Any Means Necessary,” and co-hosts the podcast “The Reboot,” focusing on the intersection between technology and human rights.

Chris can be reached at: [email protected].

Leave a Reply

Share on:
Freedom vs Tyranny

Editor @Investigator_50